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Slide thumbnailBanner for OBSSR Director's Webinar Series: Social and Population Health Science Approaches to Understanding the Human Gut Microbiome, held on Monday, March 18, 2019, presented by Dr. Pamela Herd
Slide thumbnailPhoto of two hands in the air with a background of a city, associated with January 2019 research spotlight article on brain connectivity is linked to better health outcomes in youth living in violent neighborhoods.
Photo of young male smoking marijuana, associated with January 2019 research spotlight article on more young people using marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol.
Slide thumbnailPhoto of young child looking at computer screen, associated with January 2019 research spotlight article on computer-detected postural changes in children with autism.
Research Support
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) supports behavioral and social sciences research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by coordinating and/or participating on funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and by providing co-funding to NIH Institutes and Centers that support this research.
Training
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) recognizes the importance of training behavioral and social scientists. OBSSR supports this goal through scientific stewardship, particularly in developing the scientific talent and skills needed to advance health-related behavioral and social sciences.
Events
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) organizes and supports various events that enhance OBSSR’s strategic plan and the NIH mission. Events listed include those organized or supported by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
 

Strategic Plan 2017-2021

OUR MISSION

  • Enhance the impact of health-related behavioral and social sciences research

  • Coordinate behavioral and social sciences research conducted or supported by the NIH and integrate these sciences within the larger NIH research enterprise

  • Communicate health-related behavioral and social sciences research findings to various stakeholders within and outside the federal government

    Download 2017 - 2021 Strategic Plan  Download PDF (997 KB)

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